Monday, 5 March 2018

Malan Breton AW18 at London Fashion Week

Titled 'Omega', this last letter of the Greek alphabet signifies the end of a journey to one’s clarity and self.

The collection has a theatrical flair with inspiration drawn from Edwardian Tarot, the wizard Merlin,
and Chinese astrology

But it also shows a darker side with inspiration from the myth of the four horsemen of the apocalypse- . The four riders symbolizing Conquest, War, Famine, and Death. However these riders are gloriously dressed with floor length military style riding jacket in pale gold brocade.

A red tartan riding habit

And ready for battle, a leather jacket  fashioned in a black knight's suit of armour.

Shard like sleeves rose high above the shoulders like sharp spears

Long flowing silk organza dresses lightened the collection but still had a hint of darkness: eerie silhouette print on a white background with accents of red, ....

whilst the other, a  more peaceful print of the Great Wall of China and it's surrounding landscape was bound securely in a leather corset

With a colour palette of mainly black

the collection did bring a splattering of bright orange and red

This collection was definitely not for the faint hearted ending with dominatrix style leather studded pieces, thigh high stiletto boots and leather opera style gloves

 “This collection, has been a journey of self-realisation, a point of gaining ones hope back in humanity. Rebuilding one's shell, one’s armour, one’s heart. Love lost, valour, and watching gluttony, and greed change humanity for the worst....” – Malan Breton
Photography: Simon Armstrong

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